2018 Colnago CLD 105 Bike
Though most of Colnago’s frames already offer quite small sizes, the Italian company recognizes that sometimes just sizing down isn’t good enough, especially for women who typically have different body measurements than men, such as shorter arms and torsos. With that in mind, Colnago has designed and developed the Colnago CLD women’s specific carbon racing bike.
The CLD is a high quality, race ready monocoque carbon frame that has received the same attention to detail that marks the men’s or unisex Colnagos as among the best on the market. You will not be buying a dumbed-down version of a Colnago, rather one that has been thought through to offer the best options for women who have found previous unisex models as lacking in comfort, or handling efficiency, or both. Colnago has addressed these issues by working with the geometry of the CLD. Certain tweaks are evident, such as the shorter top tube. But then they have also made it available in several sizes smaller than the C-RS. Whereas the smallest version of the C-RS is a 42 with a stack of 519 and a reach of 371, the smallest version of the CLD is 40 with a stack of 517 and a reach of 366. It might not sound like much, but the few millimeters that offer a shorter reach and higher stack will likely help women and people with shorter arms stay more comfortable and in control on the bike. And that will be a huge help in making every ride that much more fun.
Aside from that, and a few components choices such as a shorter stem, narrower bars and a women’s specific saddle, the CLD reflects all the high quality design touches that make the C-RS such a great deal. For instance, the tapered head tube and straight carbon fork will keep the handling sharp while the shorter seat stays will enhance the rapid acceleration. Similarly, the press fit bottom bracket makes it possible to oversize that junction area where the down tube, seat tube and stays meet. That will also have a big hand in keeping the ride rapid fire and responsive.
The Colnago CLD women’s specific carbon road bike is ready for the next weekend of racing or for your own private hammer sessions. It will be available in four sizes and as a pre-built option with Shimano 105 components, which offer the optimal balance between high performance and a reasonable price. With the comfortable yet race-ready geometry, the Colnago CLD will encourage you to tack that extra hour onto the end of any ride.
Frame: CLD carbon
Fork: CLD carbon
Headset: Colnago integrated
Brakes: Colnago X-Brake 3
Shifters: Shimano 105 5800
Crank: Shimano 105 5800 50x34T
Front Derailleur: Shimano 105 5800
Cassette: Shimano 105 5800 11-28T
Rear Derailleur: Shimano 105 5800
Chain: Shimano CN-HG601
Wheelset: Shimano WH-RS010
Tires: Vittoria Zaffiro 25c
Handlebar: Deda Elementi Zero1 RHM
Stem: Deda Elementi Zero1
Seatpost: Colnago alloy
Saddle: Selle Italia X1 Lady
Sizes: 40cm | 43cm | 46cm | 49cm |
Colors: 15WS, 15BM